This is a curated list of fantastic WordPress themes for both conferences and industry events. These themes have been selected based on their design, functionality, and user experience. While the themes have been specifically created for live conferences, they will also be ideal for other types of events where ticket sales are of the utter most importance.
Almost every occupation, and industry now hold regional conferences and trade shows, it is a great place to network, meet suppliers, and of course win new clients. Business conferences have therefore become large scale business operations themselves, and their success or failure depends on their ability to fill the venue with delegates. Online marketing of these events has never been so powerful, but also never so competitive. A great WordPress theme can help you win this battle.
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system (CMS) and it is currently used by over 20% of all the websites currently on the web. A great design is never far away and can often be bought for less than $50. WordPress is easy to use, and it is for that reason that it is often the best choice for companies with limited technical knowledge.
Many of the WordPress templates curated below have specialist features that are unique to that particular theme, so it is important to choose the right theme for the job.
WordPress Themes Conferences & Events
A perfectly formed WordPress theme for both conferences and exhibitions. As you would expect from a professional theme of this level it is 100% responsive, has four different header options, and 15 awesome color combinations to choose from. The theme is also fully WooCommerce compatible.
This theme comes translated into eight different languages straight out of the box: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese and Italian.
Event station is a brand new theme added to Themeforest on 18th July 2016.
The theme comes prepacked with the Visual Composer plugin that allows you to alter just about anything on the demo website. This template also allows you to offer 3D tours of the conference area, and can also be used to sell conference tickets using WooCommerce.
A theme that touts itself as the ideal theme for conferences, events, meetups, and exhibitions. This fully responsive theme offers a video background to help grab your audiences attention, and offers a full 30 day money back guarantee.
Other notable features included are: unlimited color schemes, multilingual ready, ability to sell tickets on Eventbrite, and more advanced options in the options panel.
Another nice WordPress theme that provides all the information delegates will need to understand what your even is about, who is speaking, where it is to be held, and on what date. Also allows those wishing to purchase tickets to do so straight of the website.
As with all the other themes mentioned above the theme is 100% responsive, and allows unlimited color schemes. The template is also among the fastest loading themes in this collection with a Page Speed Grade of A97%.
An event template that offers something a little different to the norm. A multi-page website with a clean customizable design. This theme has a very powerful (yet easy to use) event manager system to add program schedule, speakers, and create your registration form.
A highly popular theme that has been built for professional conferences. The template is 100% responsive and offers numerous customization options; including 11 parallax animated backgrounds & color pallets. The theme colors can also be changed easily via a color picker. Over 500 Google fonts, 380 built in icons, custom login logo, and an advanced shortcodes generator (allowing you to add testimonials, agenda, speakers, sponsors, logos and bore besides).
When this template was originally released in 2012 I thought it was arguably the best conference WordPress theme ever released, and three years on I still feel the same. With over 2,700 sales and a rating of almost the full 5 stars this is the design to be beaten.
A modern WordPress theme with 5 home page designs. This template touts itself as a “complete WordPress solution for events”.
The templates main layout is created using the visual composer plugin (that is included with the theme when purchased).
Other features include; 2 menu locations, 2 footer types, retina ready icons, countdown timer, and the fact that it is gravity form ready!
A great new template that provided the inspiration for this post.
IM Event is exactly what it sounds like, a WordPress theme built for conferences and events on internet marketing – though it can obviously be used by anyone in the process of arranging any type of event.
The theme itself is offered as both a “light” version and a “dark” version to help cater to individual preferences.
This theme also makes use of the ever popular visual composer plugin that is the driving force behind so many of the best designed theme these days, allowing for easy customization without ever having to touch the code.
The theme offers the ability to purchase tickets with Paypal or offer free event registration.
The ‘Keynote’ WordPress theme is a theme built primarily for conferences and events, but could also be used for exhibitions. You can sell tickets directly from your own website (using Paypal), or you can alternatively link this button directly to a third party (that is selling your events tickets on your behalf).
This theme has its very own page builder built right into the theme, has a landing page template, customizable skins for parallax sections, scalable container (so you can select the width of your websites content), and floating navigation. This theme has everything you could ever want built right in.
A modern events theme that offers you all the tools needed to create the ultimate promotional website.
A retina ready conference & event theme that has been built on the Twitter Bootstrap 3 framework. This theme looks absolutely amazing on all devices and ensures you don’t miss out on any potential ticket sales.
A super flexible administration panel makes sure that you can customize colors, and the websites layout in minutes rather than having to mess around with code.
This theme as with so many on this list use the visual content builder plugin to help you create the layouts you want with ease, this plugin is included with your purchase.
A multi-page conference theme that screams professionalism. Choose between a static image or video background, and easily customize the theme using some of the very powerful template options available to you.
The themes developers claim to have contacted many of the leading conference organizers to get a feel of what they would like to see in a theme that has been built specifically for the organization of events, and they have added these suggestions. They have for the purpose of flexibility enables this theme to allow the embedding of virtually any ticket sales service to the pages seamlessly.
A modern take on how a conference theme should look, with a clean easy to navigate design. To be honest I am a little bit surprised that this template has not sold more than it currently has.
Well that’s all the event & conference themes we will be sharing today, however we will be sure to add any new releases to our post as soon as they have been discovered by our team.
If you know of any fantastic conference themes that we have failed to include in our roundup please feel free to contact us in the comments section below, one of our editors will be sure to take a look and may decide to include the theme on the next update.
In the meantime I hope you have liked the themes we have chosen and will consider helping us to promote this post by any means you feel we deserve!
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